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The Datacenter Impact Of The GlobalFoundries 7 Nanometer Spike

Making money from sand is not as easy as making money from oil, and the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, which has been assembling the GlobalFoundries chip making giant for the past decade is finding that out the hard way and as a consequence, the company is backing off on its development of 7 nanometer manufacturing techniques, which included a double whammy of traditional immersion lithography techniques as well as a move towards bleeding-edge extreme ultraviolet (EUV) technology.

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Awaiting IBM’s Power Systems Growth Spurt

Given the rollout of the “ZZ” and “Boston” variants of its Power9 systems, which are aimed at customers who are building clusters and at midrange enterprises that use a Power System server as their main back-end system, you might be expecting for the Power Systems line at IBM to have had a big bump in the second quarter of this year.